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Support Worker Full Time/ Part Time/ Bank

Location:
Alton
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£11.00 - £14.00 per hour dependant on shift worked
About The Role

Location: Alton, Hampshire
Days & Hours: typical shifts can include:

    • Day Shifts (School Term Time),7am to 9am & 4.00pm to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday
    • Night shifts 8pm to 8:30am Monday to Sunday.
    • Day Shifts (Weekends and School Holidays), 8:30am to 8pm (these shift times may vary according to client's needs) 

These hours can be shared by more than one person.

Pay: Weekdays £11.00-£14.00 per hour dependant on shift worked
Driver required? Essential (will need own car to get to work)
Driving Clients Car? Yes, our clients Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle (WAV), automatic
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Yes, on duty and to attend trainings
Essential Experience: Complex medical needs, PEG feeding, epilepsy

Desirable: Experience working with children with trauma and working in a family home.

Accommodation (while on duty):
Fully adapted family home, with separate Carer's entrance, bedroom  and Carer's own kitchen facilities.
Interviews Week Commencing:
As and when applications are received, interviews will be completed via video call.
Start Date:
ASAP or date (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

We are seeking Support Worker(s) for Harry, a lovely young boy, aged 13, who lives in his own home with his parents and two younger brothers.

Harry has neurological disabilities and epilepsy as a result of hypoxia suffered at birth.  Harry is dependent on others for all aspects of his care and is fed a blended diet via a gastrostomy tube.  He attends a special needs school during the day, but requires support whilst he is at home at all other times, to assist his parents in his daily care.

Harry enjoys watching TV/DVD's and his favourite program is Mr Tumble.  He really enjoys interacting with toys that elicit sound and lights when activated and listening to music. Harry verbalises through the use of sounds, as he is not able to talk, however with the support of his Speech and Language Therapist he is developing his use of Eye-gaze technology to communicate.   Harry also loves to play on his trampoline and swing in his garden and enjoys going outside for walks to the park.

Harry works well with people who explain what is happening whilst providing his care and who allow Harry to make his own choices.  This is an excellent opportunity to join Harry's care team, working with him in his home, to help him reach his full potential.   

Pay and Benefits:

£11.00-£14.00 per hour dependant on shift worked (£National Living Wage for Sleeping Nights)

On-going training & support provided

5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata

Statutory sick leave

Free DBS check.

 

In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered:

  • Induction,
  • Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate),
  • Regular clinical supervision/review meetings,
  • On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager and HR department
About You
  • Must be able to work with specialist equipment (training will be provided). A Handling Management Plan is available and is designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries, but you may be required to bend, kneel, squat, push or pull.
  • Experience with working with complex care needs to include epilepsy
  • Confident and comfortable working in clients  own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of his family
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Harry's needs
  • Can demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner
  • A team player who understands the importance of feedback to qualified members of the team
  • Can develop productive and professional relationships with others
  • Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting diversity
  • Good organisational skills who can adhere to standards and quality requirements
  • Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging approach
  • Experience with PEG feeding
  • Water confident to assist with hydrotherapy
  • Punctual, patient, reliable and trustworthy
  • Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
  • Good verbal & written communication skills and IT literate
  • Able to think creatively and to use initiative
  • Willingness to work flexibly and cover shifts, sometimes at short notice
  • A full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed) 

Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.

This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

About Us
ILS provide Case Management and Rehabilitation Services on a nationwide scale.
 
When a persons life has been changed by injury, we address the practicalities.  We work with children and adults who have had moderate or catastrophic, complex injuries.  We assess individual needs and are able to provide a comprehensive Case Management and Rehabilitation Service designed to maximise independence.
 
ILS recruit on behalf of their clients and therefore, if you are successfully recruited, you will be employed directly by our client or their Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection.  However, ILS will manage your day to day employment, providing you with the support you need to carry out your role.  Working as a Carer or Support Worker for an ILS client means that you will have a dedicated Case Manager to oversee your client's care needs.

For more detailed information about working as a carer or support worker for ILS, please visit: http://www.indliv.co.uk/about-us/careers/work-as-a-carer-support-worker

 

Our Company Values:

We are Supportive.  It matters to us that our clients and staff know that wecare.

We have Integrity.  We can betrusted to work in a professional, honest and transparent way.

We are Client Centred.  We putour client's aspirations at the centre of everything we do.

We are Quality Focussed. We set high standards and aim to exceed them.

We are Positive.  We findsolutions and empower others.